Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

  Microsoft Azure offers scalability as a service for high-volume apps | 8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

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Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency
Each year we ask IT pros what they love. This year, several tools that improve the usability and management of enterprise IT systems ranked among the favorites. Rich Russo singled out Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor. 'It's the all seeing eye-in-the-sky over our entire network,' says Russo, who is senior engineer of infrastructure at insurance and risk management advisor Crystal & Company. Read More


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Go-to storage and disaster recovery products
LEAF Commercial Capital used to wrestle with tape backups for disaster recovery. Now the equipment leasing and finance company is using a software-based service from Evolve IP. Rusty Lorenzon, director of IT Infrastructure, says Evolve IP's disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) has allowed the company to reduce its recovery-time objectives from 48 hours or more to four hours or less. Read More

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Fave Raves: 34 tech pros share favorite IT products
It takes many tools to keep IT systems running smoothly, and tech pros have their personal favorites. Check out this year's must-haves. Read More

VMware just created its first Linux OS, and it's container-friendly
VMware Monday announced its first operating system, and it's designed to run containers inside the company's virtualization management software. Read More

Gurucul identifies cloud threats based on identity, behaviors
Gurucul is extending its identity-based threat detection to cloud-based applications with a new platform that monitors who has access to what and what they are doing with it. Read More

WEBCAST: Coresite

Achieving True Scalability in the Cloud
Join CoreSite and industry strategist Andrew Schroepfer in this on-demand webinar to learn how your organization can effectively map applications to the right IT infrastructure. Learn More

Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped up cloud offerings
Hoping to move new applications to the cloud, Amazon has launched a new virtual server with four high-end GPUs, while Microsoft has made its SSD-based storage offering generally available. Read More


Big Data and cloud projects can go horribly wrong. Don't let this happen to you.
IT projects are not bulletproof. They are as likely to fail or encounter obstacles before coming to completion than they are to go smoothly. But when it comes to cloud and Big Data projects, the failure rate is disturbingly high. (Insider Story) Read More


IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products
When we asked IT pros to name their favorite products, six respondents from the retail industry weighed in on their go-to tools. (Insider content) Read More



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